Are you looking for a fun way to ‘sew’ in the holiday spirit? Whether you’re new to sewing or an experienced stitcher, don’t let the festive season pass by without creating something special. This Santa Hat Pattern provides all the instructions and steps you need for making your own hat. We all can dress up and play Santa with this DIY Santa Hat! Sew it together in minutes.

how to sew a santa hat
Santa Hat Pattern

This pattern shows just how easy it is to craft a classic symbol of jolly old St. Nick perfect for spreading merriment during the holidays.

Santa Hat Supplies

  • 3/8 yard fleece fabric
  • 1/8 yard fleece fabric with fur look
  • 1 large 3-inch pom pom
  • Santa Hat Pattern (This pattern is sized for a child. If you need it larger it can simply be enlarged.
santa hat supplies

How to make a Kids Santa Hat

Download the template and print it on white copy paper. Cut out the pattern pieces and assemble pieces according to the numbers.

Kids Santa Hat Pattern printable
Pattern for Santa Hat

Cut out the pattern on the fold of the fabric. Cut a piece of trim 22″ long. I used the entire 4.5 inches with of the 1/8 of the yard fleece.

santa hat cutting instructions

Sew 1/4 inch seam along the edge of the folded red triangle.

sew up santa hat

The edge of the fleece trim over about a half inch and stitch. I used a very long stitch length, about 5.

turn edge of trim under

Fold the trim piece right sides together and stitch along the end. Use 1/2 seam.

sew end of trim

Turn the red hat inside out. Place the white trim inside the hat. The right side of trim will be next to the wrong side (inside) of the hat.

Stitch around the top of the hat with 1/2 inch seam.

sew trim on Santa Hat

Fold the trim to the outside and sew the pom to the hat.

sew pom pom on Santa Hat

You’re done! Your child can be Santa this entire holiday season.

Santa Hat Pattern
Finished Santa Hat

This little one is going to make a great Santa!

child wearing santa hat

It is always fun to celebrate the season!

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  1. Thank you so much for being the only person in existence to offer the hat pattern without requiring people to sign up for a newsletter!

    It’s my son’s first Christmas and I could not find a baby Santa hat ANYWHERE — and I started looking in October! — so making it myself was the only option. He’s also still in newborn size at 3 months old, so I could make it to fit his head perfectly. I know it’s a super easy pattern, but I’m terrible at drafting my own patterns for even the simplest of things, so thank you for coming to the rescue and helping me get a baby Santa hat just in time for Christmas!

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